Trends in home improvement projects seem to move in cycles. Fifty or sixty years ago, homeowners across North America sought more entertainment and casual dining space, so they began utilizing their backyards by constructing decks and patios.
In the 1970s, it seemed as if everyone who owned a house decided to build up, often by cutting into attic space and adding half-story dormers for something that resembled a second story. Now, homeowners have come full circle once more as decks are the home improvement project of choice. For a deck installation to be successful, many consumers turn to deck contractors with experience in this area and who, like Toronto Decks and Fence Company (TDFC), may offer extensive deck plans services to ensure the project runs smoothly.
Here are some of the areas where Toronto Decks and Fence Company’s deck plan services can help you get the most value out of your new deck:
- Our deck design professionals will visit your residence in person to help you determine the best location for your deck. Because a deck is generally regarded as a unifier between home and the outdoors, it should always be constructed near a doorway. A deck is of little use if it’s built along the back of your home, but you have to leave it in order to enter the residence. Our deck plans services will help you decide the best location, whether the deck is adjoining a kitchen, dining room, walkout basement, or some other gathering area with access to the home. As far as placement is concerned, keep in mind a deck constructed on the north side of a residence will likely receive less direct sunlight in the summer, but more wind in the fall and winter.
- Help you find a plan that matches architecture and exterior landscaping, and conforms to a pre-determined budget. If a homeowner has decided they only have x-dollars to spend, our deck plans services can tailor a plan accordingly, and even provide an estimate on building materials for the next larger size deck and extra features like railings or lighting.
- Additionally, our expert deck designers utilize deck plans services to educate customers not only on the costs associated with a deck of a fixed size, but the kinds of materials to use to get the most value for their dollar. The most popular building materials for decks include wood (Cedar, pressure treated), plastic, and composite materials & engineered woods.
We realize that designing a deck is not a simple process to the average home owner in the greater Toronto area and we are here to help you.
Call us today at 416-238-2589 and ask for a free on-site consultation to discuss your desired deck plan, your budget and lifestyle. Our deck design professionals will show you our work and walk you through the process.